No Blind Faith
Cont’d from page 2
We have committed to Hell multitudes of jinns and
humans. They have minds with which they do not understand, eyes
with which they do not see, and ears with which they do not hear.
They are like animals; no, they are far worse—they are totally
God restricts those who do not use their minds from the fold of
“No soul can believe except in accordance with
God’s will. For He places a curse upon those who refuse to
Prophet Moses asked to see God to reinforce his faith even though
he spoke to God:
When Moses came at our appointed time, and his Lord
spoke with him, he said, “My Lord, let me look and see you.”
He said, “You cannot see Me. Look at the mountain; if it stays
in its place, then you can see Me.” Then, his Lord manifested
Himself to the mountain, and this caused it crumble. Moses fell
unconscious. When he came to, he said, “Be You glorified.
I repent to You, and I am the most convinced believer. (7:143)
Prophet Abraham was a convinced believer
of God, a monotheist submitter. Yet he demanded a proof from God
to reinforce his faith:
Abraham said, “My Lord, show me how You revive
the dead.” He said, “Do you not believe?“ He said,
“Yes, but I wish to reassure my heart.” He said, “Take
four birds,study their makes, place a piece of each bird on top
of a hill, then call them to you. They will come to you in a hurry.
You should know that God is Almighty, Most Wise. (2:260)
The Quran advises us in the way we should use our mental faculty:
You shall not accept any information, unless you
verify it for yourself. I have given you the hearing, the eyesight,
and the brain, and you are responsible for using them. (17:36)
The above verse leads us to comprehend that true believers use
their mind and verify information and choose the best path for them.
These are the real intelligent people whose faiths are strengthened
through verification process and they are the guided ones:
As for those who discard the worship of all idols,
and devote themselves totally to God alone, they have deserved happiness.
Give good news to My servants.
They are the ones who examine all words, then follow the best. These
are the one whom God has guided; these are the ones who posses intelligence.
People grow up with blind faith when they do not think. They just
follow their parents, their imams or mullahs without understanding.
They utter certain words as inherited from them. Their faith is
delivered by lip service, not from the heart. However, God is going
to show us what was truly in our mind on the Day of Judgment:
God thus put you to the test to bring out your true
conviction and to test to bring out what is in your heart, and God
is fully aware of your innermost thought. (3:154)
The Quran teaches us to take lessons from life (3:13; 30:21,37;
39:42,52), from nature (16:11, 13.66; 24:44; 26:7,8; 29:44; 13:4;
16:12; 20:54) and from the past (10:98; 11:103; 12:7; 14:5; 20:128).
Blind faith does not reside in the heart of Islam.
God be glorified,